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Jordan Spence: Ipswich Town defender apologises for sending off in Fulham defeat

Jordan Spence was sent off for the first time in his career. Credit: PA
  • Fulham 4-1 Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town defender Jordan Spence has apologised to his teammates and the club's fans after his sending off sparked a collapse in last night's 4-1 defeat at Fulham.

The Blues went in at half-time with a 1-0 lead courtesy of Joe Garner's opener, but things turned sour after the break when Spence saw red for a reckless challenge on Aboubakar Kamara.

Following his dismissal, Town went on to concede four goals in seven second-half minutes as Kamara and Ryan Sessegnon both scored twice.

The sending off was the first of Spence's career, and after the game he was quick to say sorry for his actions.

Aboubakar Kamara was on target for Fulham. Credit: PA

“It does look bad having watched it back but there was no intention to hurt anyone,” Spence told the club's official website.

“It is the first time I have been sent off and anyone that has followed my career knows I’m not that type of player or person. I would never try and hurt a fellow player.

“It has affected the result and I feel terrible about that. We were right in the game until that and all I can do is apologise to the players, the staff and the supporters.”

The result means that Ipswich only picked up one point over the Christmas period, and remain 12th in The Championship.

They will now turn their attention towards a clash with Sheffield United in the FA Cup at Portman Road on Saturday afternoon, where Spence will be unavailable due to suspension.